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Ship & Mitre pub

133 Dale St L2 2 JH · Liverpool

How to find us

5 mins walk from Lime St & Moorfields stations. Easy access & parking for cars as well

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Just spoken to the venue - bring cash if you intend to buy drinks as their card machine is not yet set up - venue is under new ownership!

The night is coming together nicely & is now twinned with the Liverpool Tester Gathering (!

As well as networking & a (limited) kitty behind the bar, we also have :


Why are we here? Duncan Nisbet

Welcome to the first Liverpool STC meetup / Tester Gathering (

Whats that smell? Stuart Taylor

How Test Teams are perceived in a negative light & how we as Testers need to re-educate the masses & behave appropriately in order to get the positive recognition we deserve.

Interactive Session

Testing The Time Machine -

How Marty could have tested the Delorean had he not been interrupted by Libyan terrorists

A (brief!) introduction to exploratory testing, the use of heuristics & how they can compliment a scripted testing approach.

We'll then apply what we know about exploratory testing & follow a heuristic in order to help Marty test the Delorean.

P.S. Having watched Back To The Future isn't a prerequisite!

Open Discussion

The value of certification in the software testing industry

We'd like to discuss certification in software testing & peoples views on the value that certification provides to the individuals, companies & recruitment consultants.

We have a nice spread of people attending, including those doing the recruiting, those doing the applying & those people stuck in the middle!


Directions - Driving (car park opposite pub, under flyover)

From North Liverpool ( (Starts at Kirkdale)

From South Liverpool ( (Starts at Cressington)

From M62 ( (starts at Warrington)

From Wirral via Queensway tunnel ( (starts at Birkenhead)

From Wirral via Kingsway tunnel ( (starts at Weatherhead)

Directions - Walking

From Lime Street ( (8 mins)

From Moorfields ( (5 mins)

From James Street ( (11 mins)


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